Houses and grain stores burnt black by centuries of sunshine, glacier wine matured in high altitude cellars, cow fights on the mountain pastures, and, to the sound of the local pipes and drums, the procession of the cows up and down from the mountain... here, the ancient traditions are still very much alive.
Sierre and the Val d’Anniviers are steeped in a strong cultural and architectural heritage. The naissance of tourism in the 19th century has left historic traces in each village : the Hotel Weisshorn, perched at 2337 m, built in 1882, the Grand Hotel Bella-Tola & St-Luc ****, built in 1859, the Hotel du Besso *** in Zinal (1893) and numerous characterful establishments, which will transport you back in time.
Summer in all its states
There are places to discover, such as the Moiry dam, where you can admire the turquoise waters whilst walking around the lake, dominated by its eponymous glacier. The Bishorn (4156 m) could be your « first 4000-er », easily accessible with an Anniviers guide.
Do you love thrills ? The via ferrata at Moiry in Grimentz, the Adventure Forest in Vercorin, as well as the Planetary trail, the Vineyard trail and other themed trails which will delight young and old alike throughout your stay.
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